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S-TON maiden voyage over the weekend

Discussion in 'Midwest Region' started by Mudzer, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I took my S10 on its maiden voyage over the weekend and it went well. I have a few issues/bugs to work out and a whole bunch of things to complete, but at least it's wheelable.

    I am going to finish up the rear tubework and build something to protect the radiator. Skid pan, 1330 CV front shaft, re-plumb brakelines up front - my ram/high steer setup caught my hardlines up front (single drop in the center with hardlines on the axle) and ripped them off. I redo this and finally install the cutting brakes and bleed the whole system. I have cooling issues, so I will need to figure that out too.

    I do not have action shots, just pics from picking up Todd and Shagz for their shakedown ride. There should be action shots posted up soon.

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thebigdaddyof2/album?.dir=/9937
     
  2. joez

    joez 1/2 ton status

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    About time! It looks good, glad to see its finally done.


    Does this mean that its time for another midwest CK5 run?
     
  3. gzzgfw

    gzzgfw 1/2 ton status

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    Looks way neat. I like the front wheel cut out. You're gonna miss having a back seat for the family. That's why I changed from a truck to a K5.
    Keep it nice for a while before bashing it all to hell. -mark
     
  4. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Actually, the rear fold down seats are still operational and my 8 year old can ride. When the other two get a little older they can ride too. We are going again on Sunday. I have been taking it easy but may actually try some stuff this weekend.
     
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    blk87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Any updates on the rig?
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I am in the process of finishing the rear tubework, incorporating shock mounts into it. I got a set of ProCOMP MX6 reservoir shocks in 12" travel and am building the new mounts for them. We are going to design for future backhalf with coilovers or FOX air shocks when we build the shock mounts. We will be planning a trip to Flat Nasty in southern MO if you want to join us. Check in on the www.capitalcitycrawlers.com site for more info.

    You sell that buggy yet?
     
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    blk87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Havent offcially sold the old one yet, but a new one is already in the works, and will even have S10 skins.

    I am way too busy for a trip to MO right now, and would probably have a search party looking for me soon after my arrival. The bridge south of Columbia is offcially burnt to the ground and would probably like my head on a stick in her yard.
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Well done brother, sounds like you made a lasting impression.

    I definately want to see the S-10 skinned rig.
     
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    Dont I always?

    Canyon skins, actually.
     

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